Paxson Lightning Rods is proud to be members of these nationally recognized industry experts.


UL-Underwriters Laboratories™

Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a global, independent, safety science company offering innovative safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy, and nanotechnology. UL helps safeguard people, products, and places. UL certifies, validates, tests, inspects, audits, advises, and trains.

Lightning Safety Alliance LLC (LSA)

Lightning Safety Alliance

The Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) is a non-profit organization of lightning protection manufacturers, distributors, installers and others invested in lightning protection. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive and focused evaluation and response to legislative, administrative and regulatory issues that challenge the lightning protection industry. The LSA provides informational resources for its members.

Lightning Protection Institute (LPI)

Lightning Protection Institute

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is a not-for-profit, nationwide group that promotes lightning safety, protection, and education. Its goal is to ensure that lightning protection systems offer quality in design, materials, and installation. It promotes the National Safety Standards of NFPA 780 and UL96A and it advances quality control and assurance through third-party inspection.

ULPA - United Lightning Protection Association

United Lightning Protection Assoc.

The ULPA is an association of lightning protection manufacturers, engineers, contractors, and technicians committed to lightning protection by the promotion of the nationally recognized safety standards of the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

Links of Interest

The Weather Channel
A video explaining the different types of lightning, plus a slideshow about lightning and our surroundings.

The National Weather Service
Provides weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.

Lightning Maps
Tracks lightning across the globe in real time.

Heat Lightning
Explains the myth of heat lightning, a term people mistakenly give to distant thunderstorms.

Lightning Facts for Kids
The science of lightning explained for children

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